TV Alert:-The trouble with our trains (29/04)

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  1. 76020

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    There is a one off documentry on BBC2 at 21:00 on 29/04/15 to find out if customers are getting value from the £8 Billion of fares and the £4 Billion of public money that goes into the rail industry every year, should be worth a watch.
     
  2. cjmillsnun

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    Oh lovely another hatchet job on the railways... :roll:

    Sorry but I have a strong suspicion thats what it'll be.
     
  3. hairyhandedfool

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    Nothing like a bit of 'Red Top TV' on the beeb. I wonder if a future version of that show might ask the public if they think the TV License is value for money.
     
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    We're clearly not getting value for money, that much is a given.

    A more interesting programme would be to suggest ways of fixing it.
     
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    So, it will basically be a re-run of this, except with different colours on the trains? :p
     
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    Why don't you all wait and see, before writing it off? Being shown so close to Election Day may pull some of its punches, though, assuming there were punches in the first place.
     
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    Is this the one being presented by Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford?
     
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    Yes. Freeview EPG carries the following description:

     
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    Can I have a go in your time machine? :roll:
     
  10. GodAtum

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    TV show on BBC2 today @ 2100. Very timely as I have been delayed last Friday, Monday and today on both SWT and Southern!

     
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    Sounds like more of the same old same old, even down to the "irate commuters".

    I'll watch it anyway, can't get enough of this sort of thing :oops: :lol: .
     
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    How long before we have a comparison between a walk-up rail ticket and a booked 3 months in advance flight, a comparison with the fantastic foreign railways and an appearance of Christian Wolmar? :roll:

    I'll still watch it though! :lol:
     
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    I am hoping it is a Wolmar free programme .......
     
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    A little reminder that this programme is on at 9.00pm.
     
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    Expecting the usual bunch of "I have no choice but to travel with X or Y toc and pay Z amount which is extortionate" etc etc and "My train is always delayed and crowded". Would love for the Beeb or Sky to do a documentary comparing one persons travel over two weeks going into London. One week traveling by train and the next week traveling my car as a true comparison.

    Live in hope......
     
  16. yorksrob

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    Without as good trains either :lol:
     
  17. Bullfield WEst

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    It's all about Delay Repay, Peacocks and 158/leaves it seems?
     
  18. plymothian

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    2/3 within 1 minute, 3/3 within 5 minutes. BINGO!
     
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    Well, I've already learnt that Brighton still has a Red Star parcels sign :lol:
     
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    anyone else ready to smash the tv yet?
     
  21. cjmillsnun

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    And there is the compulsory Woemar interview
     
  22. route:oxford

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    10 minutes.
     
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    10 minutes in and Woolmar has appeared...
     
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    Wow!! A whole 10 mins before Wolmar shows up
     
  25. CC 72100

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    At least 5 cliches in the first 10 minutes. I am a mind-reader

    And her comes Wolmar!
     
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    Would these programmes even be broadcast if they showed the railway in a completely positive light? I think not!
     
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    Wasn't expecting them to actually reference the said programme :o
     
  29. route:oxford

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    Margaret Mountshaft is clearly unimpressed with The Wolmar.
     
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    Mainly positive, not hatchet jobs either.
     
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